About Us

The core of our team has been in solar since the mid 2000s and led development and construction of some the earliest, and most complex, large utility-scale projects in the world like California Valley Solar Ranch (312 MWp) and Solar Star I and II (747 MWp). Since then, the Terabase team has been involved in every aspect of PV power plants from origination and project development to product development, technology optimization, engineering, procurement, construction, equipment manufacturing, and O&M.

Terabase Energy founding team

(From left to right): Amine Berrada, Dan Cohen, Matt Campbell, Thang Le, Chris Baker and Pierre Gousseland

Today, we bring all of that cross functional experience together in a coordinated effort, whether to launch innovative products into the marketplace or to offer thoughtful solutions to our consulting and engineering clients. 

 
Matt Campbell

CEO, Co-Founder

Matt runs day-to-day operations at Terabase and drives the organization’s overall strategy. In 15 years at SunPower, Matt held roles in project development, product development, manufacturing, M&A, JV formation and operations. His experience spans more than 200 projects in 20 countries representing over $10B of project investment. Prior to SunPower, Matt worked in the VC, software and semi-conductor industries. He holds a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Amine Berrada

VP, Terabase Platform, Co-Founder

Amine directs Terabase’s digital platform, a GIS-based AI tool to optimize the development and engineering of large solar projects.  Previously, Amine developed more than 700 MW of solar projects for Nareva in the Middle East and North Africa. He also held prior roles at SunPower in product management and product development. A native Arabic and French speaker, Amine’s international experience spans North America, China, the Middle East and Africa. Amine holds a BA degree from UC Berkeley and two Master’s degrees from MIT.

Allan Daly

VP, Software

Allan leads the software team at Terabase. Prior to Terabase, he co-founded BrightBox Technologies, a machine-learning startup focused on developing software products to optimize large complex physical systems. After BrightBox was acquired by Nextracker in 2016, Allan led the development of the TrueCapture solar power plant optimization product as VP, Software. Allan is also a licensed mechanical engineer and has spent his career focusing on clean energy and addressing global climate change.

Julien Blarel

Project Engineer

Julien is an experienced Project Engineer, specializing in the design and engineering of complex utility scale solar power plants. Prior to joining Terabase, he was a Senior Design Engineer at SunPower.  Julien also founded and runs the educational history documentary production company, Invicta.  He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Avi Shapiro

Product Design Engineer

Avi strives to blend solar development best practices with cutting edge computing to automate cost estimation, financial modelling and optimization. He recently moved to California from Michigan where he studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University and was a design engineer on the Solar Race Team. Prior to Terabase, he worked on the renewable energy O&M team at DTE Energy and at First Solar, in both product management and performance engineering roles.

Our Team
Chris Baker

EVP, Sales & Marketing, Co-Founder

Chris is responsible for Sales & Marketing. Prior to Terabase, Chris built and led project development teams at Silicon Ranch, FRV and SunPower, delivering more than 2 GW of projects in North America, Europe and Australia, including the CVSR (312 MW) and Solar Star (747 MW) projects. Chris previously held corporate development and strategy roles at SunPower and McKinsey & Co. In addition to the U.S., Chris has worked in Europe, the Middle East and Australia and holds an AB degree from Harvard and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Pierre Gousseland

VP, Business Development & Partnerships, Co-Founder

Pierre is responsible for business development and Terabase’s strategic partnerships. Previously at SunPower, Pierre led global sales and development engineering for the Power Plant business unit and oversaw the procurement and construction of the 747 MW Solar Star project. A French national with a background in engineering, Pierre has worked for SunPower, Total and EY on renewable energy development since 2007 across EMEA, North America and Australia. He holds Master’s degrees from both the Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile and MINES ParisTech.

Giovanni Vanore

Product Development Project Manager

Giovanni manages our digital platform and our software development team. Previously at SunPower and Solarworld America, Giovanni held roles in project design and project management delivering more than 1 GW in solar design. Prior to his time in solar in USA, he held engineering roles in Europe developing, designing, managing and commissioning power plants and infrastructure projects. He holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, in Italy.

Carol Aber

Senior Design Engineer

Carol creates designs for projects from early stages of the project life cycle to detailed engineering for construction. Previously, she was a design team lead at Altna Energy and spent 7 years as a Design Engineer at SunPower. Carol holds a Civil Engineering degree from Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology in the Philippines.

Arden Giron

Accounting Associate

Arden is a seasoned Finance and Accounting professional with more than 10 years experience in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Reconciliation and General Accounting across multinational companies in the Philippines. Most recently as a Senior Financial Analyst at Western Digital - Global Shared Services Center. Arden holds a BS Accountancy degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from San Pedro College.

Dan Cohen

EVP, Technology & Operations, Co-Founder

Dan is in charge of Technology and Operations, also serving as the CFO. Previously Dan ramped a manufacturing JV in Asia to 1.2 GW within a year and developed next gen bifacial panel and tracker technology at SunPower. A business executive and engineer, Dan’s 20+ years of experience spans energy & aerospace, engineering, product development, R&D, strategy, commercialization, M&A and JVs. Dan has a BSc. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s from Penn State University.

Thang Le

VP, Project Management & Engineering, Co-Founder

Thang manages projects and engineering operations at Terabase.  He is an engineer with skills in systems engineering, project management, development engineering, technology, and software development in renewable energy and real estate.  At SunPower, Thang directed the engineering and fulfillment of the largest single-axis tracker project in Vietnam.  He previously ran SunPower’s global design engineering team.  A native Vietnamese speaker, Thang has two degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

John Milston

Head of Sales, Australia

John is in charge of Sales efforts in Australia, including both equipment and services revenue.  As an adept and hands-on Account Director, he is dedicated to supporting customers from project conception to plant commissioning. Prior to Terabase, John was the Regional Manager with Array Technologies (ATI) for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. He has also worked at SunEdison. John is a British National with a B.A. from Durham University in England.

JP Alfonso

Senior Design Engineer

JP is responsible for delivering engineering products for Terabase Platform customers. Previously, he was a design team lead at Altna Energy and spent 5 years as a Design Engineer at SunPower. JP holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Technological Research for Advanced Computer Education (TRACE) College in the Philippines.

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